“The Nightingale”


A rich girl's parents force her poorer lover to sea aboard the Nightingale. When the ship sinks in a gale, the boy's ghost appears to the girl and accuses her parents of leaving his body to rot in the Bay of Biscay


  • Murray, Mu23-y4:029, "The Nightingale," John Ross (Newcastle), 19C


  1. Laws M37, "The Nightingale"
  2. Doerflinger, pp. 304-305, "The Nightingale" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. SHenry H75a, p. 145, "The Nightingale (I)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. DT 589, NGALEWRK
  5. Roud #1093
  6. BI, LM37


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1847
Found in: US(MA) Canada(Mar) Britain(Scotland,England(North)) Ireland Australia